MDE11501 - Post-medieval adit or water source in Mines Wood (Monument)


A hillside hollow, defined on its lower side by a revetted bank, may be an adit, or a natural spring exploited to supply a leat immediately downhill.

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At SS 7364 3298 is a suboval hollow in the hillslope some 8 metres across. It is either a natural spring source or an adit. Water issues from the hollow and on its lower, western, side is a 2.5 metre length of revetted bank which, although now breached, acted as a dam. It is possible that if the feature was a natural spring it has been exploited to supply the leat which is immediately below it (MDE11497). [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1993.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME Exeter. 1993-1999. Exmoor Project.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 917657, Extant 1 December 2021.



Grid reference SS 7364 3298 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW25
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 917657

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 2:23PM


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